Askrigg, Market Cross 1911

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Caption for Askrigg, Market Cross 1911: Askrigg was already prosperous when the Domesday book was compiled, and continued as the commercial and industrial centre of Upper Wensleydale until 1699, when Hawes was granted a market charter. Many of the people who worked in the mills or mines lived in dilapidated cottages hidden behind the imposing three-storey buildings on the main street.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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After Thomas Metcalfe who owned Nappa Hall had died it was inherited by the Weddells. The Weddells let Nappa Hall to John Winn christened 1738 Thornton Steward and his wife Elizabeth I'anson (9th generation decendant of Captain John I'anson who fought at Bosworth with Henry Tudor and settled in Hauxwell). Elizabeth's brother (...Read full memory)

Winnville opposite Askrigg Post Office was the residence of George Winn and his wife Elizabeth. George was born in 1808 in Nappa Hall Askrigg along with his brothers Richard Metcalfe Winn and John Winn who became the vicar of St Andrews Church in Aysgarth. George followed the family tradition and became a solicitor. His son (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Askrigg, Market Cross 1911: Askrigg was already prosperous when the Domesday book was compiled, and continued as the commercial and industrial centre of Upper Wensleydale until 1699, when Hawes was granted a market charter. Many of the people who worked in the mills or mines lived in dilapidated cottages hidden behind the imposing three-storey buildings on the main street.

An extract from Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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